Laura Sims

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Laura Sims
Laura Sims
Laura Sims
BornRichmond, Virginia
OccupationPoet
EducationM.F.A., University of Washington
Notable worksPractice, Restraint and My god is this a man

Laura Sims is an American novelist and poet. In 2017, Sims' debut novel Looker sparked a bidding war, which ultimately resulted in a major deal with Scribner. The book follows the spiraling descent of a woman obsessed—with the end of her marriage, with her inability to have a child, with her infuriatingly bourgeois Brooklyn neighborhood, and with her movie star neighbor. It was released on January 8, 2019. Sims's second novel, How Can I Help You comes out in July, 2023.

Biography[edit]

Sims is the author of four books of poetry: Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016), My god is this a man, Stranger, and Practice, Restraint (Fence Books).[1][2] In 2014, powerHouse Books published Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, compiled and edited by Sims.[3] She has published five poetry chapbooks, including POST- (Goodmorning Menagerie, 2011).[4] Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Aufgabe,[5] Black Clock,[6] Black Warrior Review, Colorado Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Crayon, and Denver Quarterly,[7] among others. She has published book reviews and essays in Boston Review, New England Review,[8] Rain Taxi, and The Review of Contemporary Fiction.[9] Her honors include the 2005 Fence Books Alberta Prize for Practice, Restraint and a Creative Artists Exchange Fellowship from the Japan-US Friendship Commission in 2006.[10][11]

Sims is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington.[12] She is a professor of creative writing, literature and composition who currently teaches at New York University.[13] She has been a featured writer for Harriet, the Poetry Foundation's blog, and she is a co-editor of Instance Press with poets Elizabeth Robinson, Beth Anderson, and Susanne Dyckman. She lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

Published works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Poetry books[edit]

Nonfiction books[edit]

Chapbooks[edit]

Recent poems[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laura Sims | Fence Portal". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  2. ^ "Laura Sims". Poetry Foundation. 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson, Edited by Laura Sims". Archived from the original on 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  4. ^ "Chapbooks". Goodmorning Menagerie:
    A Chapbook Press
    .
  5. ^ "Litmus Press | Aufgabe 8". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  6. ^ "Issue 16 « Black Clock". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  7. ^ "Denver Quarterly 47:4 - Laird Hunt, Editor : Small Press Distribution". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  8. ^ "David Markson and the Problem of the Novel". New England Review.
  9. ^ "Vol. XXIII, #3 Diane Williams / Aidan Higgins / Patricia Eakins - Dalkey Archive Press". www.dalkeyarchive.com.
  10. ^ "Ottoline Prize | Fence Portal". Archived from the original on 2014-02-09. Retrieved 2014-01-26.
  11. ^ "2006 Artists".
  12. ^ "Laura Sims - Bio". Archived from the original on 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
  13. ^ "Laura Sims | Fence Portal". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-26.

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Interviews[edit]

Reviews[edit]